Well, it's been a little over a year since we commenced our exploration into the possible viability of Hallowe'en-technology-based bottle-grown replacement limbs for amputees. After giving weekly reports for a few months as we tweaked variables and refined our hypotheses, the experiment eventually became stable enough that we could leave it alone for awhile, see how the subject would do under stable conditions over an extended period.
We left the test subject in its container in a relatively dark location with a constant temperature of approximately 69°F where it would not be disturbed.
Today it is time to check our subject's progress. We had hypothesized that the subject might be light-sensitive, that it might actually prefer darkness as a growth environment. Though we cannot observe any dramatic changes over the course of the last nine months, some changes can be appreciated with the naked eye.
First, the subject does appear to have grown.
We can even detect stretch marks.
It is as yet unknown whether growth is due to time or darkness or both; however, subject does seem to display a marked pallor. At this time we can only speculate whether this pallor is the result of light deprivation or simply the result of bloating, the stretching of the subjects pigmented external material without the addition of more pigment.
It is also worth noting that we have now obtained a lab rat named Igor.
We expect Igor's candor and perspicacity to be of tremendous use to us in this and coming trials.
You can see a recording of an interview with Igor in a previous post.